The Math of 150 Quiltmakers; Giveaway!

Today’s the day the March/April ’13 issue of Quiltmaker officially goes on sale. We’re very excited about this issue—it’s our 150th! One hundred and fifty regular issues, times an average of 10 patterns, is 1,500 quilt patterns.

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Each and every one has had a quilting plan, so that’s 1,500 quilting plans! Let’s use a nice round number for average patches per quilt: 500. So that’s 500 x 1,500 for a total of 750,000 patches. Wow!

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We celebrate our 150th issue by giving you something really fun: A Block Bonanza! You’ll find it on page 75: 150 block diagrams in two or three colors, all made from basic shapes (mostly half-square triangles). Later this week I’ll share some more math with you explaining how you can make these blocks in any size you want.

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Spring Skinnie by Margie Ullery

Like a breath of fresh air, our Spring Skinnie designed by Margie Ullery will lift your spirits.

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This version of Spring Skinnie features wool applique.

If you’d like to do the applique in wool, we have a great page full of how-tos and tips.

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Haute Tote by Sue Marsh

If you’d like a new bag for spring, Sue Marsh’s Haute Tote will fit the bill. She used leftover strips from another project and a cream solid for a fresh, modern look.


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…and here's the view from the other side.



Dressing a table is always fun in the spring, so do it with Edyta Sitar’s Bloomin’ Baskets runner.

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Bloomin' Baskets by Edyta Sitar

Use the earthy colors shown or adopt a different palette. The choice is yours! We give detailed instructions for Edyta’s easy fusible machine applique method. You’ll love it.

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That’s just the beginning of what’s in this issue. There is lots more! So how about a giveaway?! We know not everyone who reads Quilty Pleasures is a subscriber, so if you’re not and you’d like to win a copy of March/April ’13 plus some pretty fat quarters, leave a comment below by midnight Wednesday, Feb. 6. Answer this question: Of the projects you’ve seen so far, which one(s) would you like to make? We’ll choose three winners and send them their prizes promptly.

The winners are: Hueisei (#62), Kimberly M (#182) and Karen (#21). Thank you to everyone who participated!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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